The USS Al-Batani (NCC-42995) was an Excelsior-class Federation starship in service in the 24th century. In 2357, the Al-Batani was under going an overhaul and command was given to Admiral Owen Paris for a five year mission. (TLE novel: Deny Thy Father)
Following her graduation from Starfleet Academy, Ensign Kathryn Janeway was assigned to the Al-Batani as science officer. During her tour on the Al-Batani she participated in the Arias Expedition. On one mission, the Al-Batani was trapped in a proto-nebula for several days, because of the intense gravimetric forces. (VGR episodes: "Caretaker", "Bride of Chaotica!", "Live Fast and Prosper", and "Shattered").